Nobles, Friends, and all other citizens and nearby people!
I know that now is an important time for our humble town, and I feel that if I did not speak now, it would be a tragedy unto us all! Perhaps, I dare say, a slap in the face to the Gods for giving me a mouth to speak with, a hand to write with, and a mind to use! I am of different standing to many of you, but I ask that you read through what I write, because I feel that you have not yet looked all sides of this.
I have been here for a few years now, and I know there are those who were here before me, and are older than I with more wisdom, and a brighter mind. I ask that you respect the differences, and do not think less of me because of my opinion.
I ask that you stop for a moment, and consider that these changes are new to us, and may seem somewhat, terrifying if you think too much on this. You fear that we have no power in speech of our elections, but we -do- have power now! Now, we have people representing us! Now, we do not have to worry about those who are in our city, and vote once, and then disappear and are clueless to our situation! Instead, we have leaders who will represent us to Lord Cromwell. We can continue our lives peacefully, and they will handle the affairs and troubles we have, if we bring it to their attention! And, since we have people leading the charge on building new things, I am certain that there will be more need for orders, in which we will all thrive upon. And with the more money we will be making, we will be able to get more guards, which means more money for the warriors, which means more business. We will all be shaking each others hands, and exchanging goods soon, if things go well.
Now, some of you may have an issue with one political leader, or another. Surely, these issues will not influence them. And if they do, we have a balance. We can move to a different part and be represented by another. We can report misconduct to our leaders. They check and balance one another, so we are not harmed. Perhaps you have an issue with Lord Cromwell himself, he has claimed that he will be replaced soon by one of the other nobles, and these nobles are able to replace him.
Perhaps, things are poorly done though? What then? Then perhaps we make changes! But these changes, will be very hard to do at the current time. I recommend, we watch and see what they do. Do not be hasty and pull out a sword and strike, killing something that could be good for us while it is still a babe. Let it grow and mature, and should the old man indeed be sick, let us be druids and cure him. We are able to mend it, by reforming the system if it does not work perfectly. Many new systems have difficulties in the beginning, but grow to be better. If it does not work, than it will surely crumble and die.
As Lord Cromwell has said, we are just beginning in a new era, and we are on the very fringes of it. You can not see the pattern on a quilt from the side, but when you are looking at it straight. I say, give them the time they need to establish this system. I believe that we will be able to handle whatever challenge comes, because we are Troll’s Bane! We are a thriving heart upon this island, and we will thrive more if we come together and grow, and watch, than if we panic and let terror lead us to death! Together we shall stand and walk into a new era, with or without this new system, is to be determined, but big changes are happening and we can only wait until we see how they turn out to act!
With kind Regards, and a hope of the future,